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Name: Jeanette Oettinger
Date registered: May 7, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Ozobot Cardboard Challege: Can the girls build a cardboard stucture that can run a path for an ozobot? — December 16, 2015
  2. Ozobot video created for our Assembly – Girls STEM Club coding robots — May 4, 2015
  3. Stem activity for girls designing an ozobot map with 3 codes – coding robots ozobots — April 22, 2015
  4. Girls STEM with Ozobots – learning to code, Ozobot coding STEAM — April 9, 2015
  5. Lego Mindstorm kits STEM activity for girls car obstacle course and race — March 15, 2015

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Dec 02

Paper Engineering – Creating Pop Up Cards


The last day of Girls STEM club was inspired by my recent experience at the Fingerlakes STEM Hub conference. It was a wonderful conference that I attended early this fall, where I had the chance to connect with colleges and other teachers, and also take home some pretty fantastic ideas for STEM. We had to …

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Nov 20

Exploring testable questions with Orbeez


It’s been a while since my little STEM club had a good science expiriment, so I decided I wanted to do one this week. I though about what to do,and with the idea of Science Fair looming in the back of my mind, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce the girls …

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Nov 14

One last Pigeon Adventure: Balloon Lego Cars. STEM for Girls activity


As I thought about what to do this past week for STEM club, I couldn’t help but want to give the pigeon one last adventure. (The pigeon is carried over from our last week’s book Don’t let the Pigeon Ride the Bus ). The girls settled in to hear about the story and new STEM task that …

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Oct 31

Pigeons and parachutes continue


This week in STEM club the girls, in true engineer form, continued thier pigeon parachutes by adding some modifications. They spent the first few minutes perfecting their parachutes and testing them out. This was the perfect opportunity to talk about the word drag. The girls learned that drag is air resistance. They know the more …

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Oct 23

Day 4 Pigeons and Parachutes. Building your own parachute STEM activity


Today was a great day in STEM club.  We started with pigeons and ended with parachutes and had a whole lot of laughter along the way! The inspiration for the parachutes I cannot take credit for. Our head of Lower School came up with the book and our starting point.  It is pretty safe to …

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Oct 17

Day 3 – Light Exploration. Testing glow sticks and building with Laser pegs light testable questions


Today I decided to do something a bit different for our STEM club. Instead of starting with a story, I decided to open the club with a science experiment. We were exploring the chemical reaction of light! It sounds complicated, yes, but if it is using glow sticks- that has girls STEM written all over …

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Oct 09

2nd Day of STEM Club – building with Bionic Blox


Being a teacher, I am always on the lookout for the next great  educational toy.  When I wanted to add more STEM toys to my classroom, I went on the internet to find one or two really cool toys to buy.  (It was during the summer and I had plenty of time to research.)  That …

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Oct 09

Our first STEM task. Finishing a Story with Legos!


Legos are great.  They are classic and never go out of style.  I remember as a child digging through a giant bin of mismatched lego pieces at my grandmother’s house and being entertained for hours.  The challenge for girls is to make them more appealing.  I have a bin of legos in my classroom, and …

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